projects

Wachten op hoog water

‘Wachten op hoog water’ (Waiting for high water) is a statue by Jan Ketelaar. The statue consists of two metal welded 5 meter high women. One…

Bildtstars en Eigenheimers

In 2018 the photo project ‘Bildtstars and Eigenheimers’ kicked off with ten giant portraits of local potato farmers along the Wadden Sea coast of Northeast…

Dobbepaarden

This new walking route will take you along a site known for a memorable episode in Friesland province’s recent history. When a huge storm surge…

Siem Akkerman Fotografie

Moving Landscapes

Moving Landscapes is a traveling exhibition, a Sense of Place initiative of artistic director and pioneer Joop Mulder. The six landscape artworks of Moving Landscapes…

Panoramic preview Dijk van een wijf

A huge sculpture of a reclining female nude, formed from the earth and green grasses of the dike near the Frisian village of Holwerd. This…

De Nollen

The De Nollen landward dune area in Den Helder is home to the ‘landscape of the imagination’. De Nollen is an existing art project featured…

Mannen van Holwerd

The ‘Men of Holwerd’ installation, created by artist Linette Raven, is a tribute by Sense of Place to the four initiators of the ‘Holwerd aan…

De Streken

De Streken is a wooden structure created by the visual artist Marc van Vliet that changes with the tides. The artwork is ‘illuminated’ from three…

Dijk van een Wijf

Another startling work which challenges people’s perceptions of the land and its uses is artist Nienke Brokke’s ‘Dijk van een Wijf’, a huge sculpture of…

Camera Batavia

From the dizzying heights of the Camera Batavia watchtower – located on the Waddendijk dike near the Frisian village of Ternaard – you will observe…

Terp fan de Takomst

Terp fan de Takomst can be translated as “Mound of the future”. Mounds (terpen) are an important feature of the Frisian landscape. Their long and…

De Kromme Horne

The Kromme Horne has it all: an abundance of light, vastness, serenity and spectacular panoramas. If you enter this curved pier at the village of…

Mondriaankwelder

Inspired by Piet Mondrian’s ‘Pier and Ocean’ painting, we are restoring and developing 30 hectares of new salt marshes on the southern end of Terschelling…

Windwerk

‘Windwork’  is an installation where human actions and forces of nature captivatingly meet each other. Inspired by the metamorphose-drawings by M.C. Escher the geometric landscape of marram…

Leven onder aan de dijk

Hoarizonbreed en himelheech is it libben yn Blije. In the autumn of 2018, Sense of Place, in collaboration with the village of Blije, took visitors…

Kerend Tij: Waterpanorama

In 2018 Sense of Place presented two exhibitions, both of which opened at venues in Leeuwarden. At the city’s Aegon building and the De Kanselarij…

Kerend Tij: Waddenkelder

Kerend Tij (Turning Tide) In 2018 Sense of Place presented two new exhibitions, both of which opened at venues in Leeuwarden. At the city’s Aegon…

We wolle ús klaai werom

We wolle ús klaai werom (‘we want our clay back’). Few people are aware that a large number of the nearly thousand mounds (terpen) found…

Ode aan M.C. Escher op ‘t Bildt

Het Bildt wheat fields art project. Picture this: summer 2018, wheat fields rippling in the wind in het Bildt; the clay land along the Frisian…

Wadland

For Oerol 2014, a ‘Mondrians Labyrint’ of one hundred fifty by one hundred fifty meters of willows was built on the Noordsvaarder to turn the…